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Auckland Field of Remembrance

Written by on April 23rd, 2018.      0 comments

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
Auckland field with rainbow
A rainbow shines over the Auckland Field of Remembrance - image captured by Lyn Clayton Photography
 
This ANZAC Day a field of 4,799 white crosses remembers Aucklanders who died one hundred years ago in the First World War.

1915 – 829 killed in action

1916 - 857 killed in action

1917 – 1446 killed in action

1918 – 1667 killed in action

In 1918 New Zealand soldiers helped counter the German Spring Offensive, and liberated the French town of Le Quesnoy just a week before Armistice was declared.

The deadly influenza pandemic also took its toll of the soldiers in the field and at home. Some of the crosses here commemorate those who died in the years immediately following the end of the War from wounds or illness contracted while on active service. Those of the Jewish faith are remembered with a Star of David.

The Field is situated below the Auckland War Memorial Museum in The Domain and will be on display until 2 May 2018.
 

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ABOUT US

The Fields of Remembrance Trust was established in 2012 to honour those who served and died for our nation during World War One.

The Trust is made up of the Passchendaele Society, the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association, New Zealand (RNZRSA) representIng all local RSAs, and the Auckland RSA. It is a registered charity.